Wednesday April 8, 2020

Capture the castle: Dreaming of a country escape this Valentine’s week?

Hugh O’Connell visits an elegant Georgian country house handily located in Co Mayo on the grounds of Ashford Castle

12th February, 2017
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The Lodge, an elegant Georgian country house which overlooks Lough Corrib

As soon as you arrive at the entrance to the 350-acre estate of Ashford Castle, you are left in no doubt that it’s a bit special.

A magnificent cut-stone archway is guarded by Tom, who is impeccably dressed in a top hat and moss green overcoat with a red buttonhole. The colours signify that the estate is now part of the Red Carnation Hotel Group, but they are perhaps also a nod to...

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